11:21AM | 05/12/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
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I'm about to close on home that has cedar shake siding. The home inspector recommends that the siding be cleaned and sealed. One contractor recommneded that I nail down each shingle, then use a power washer, then seal it. Another contractor thinks it's time to replace the siding. The siding is approximately 23 years old and from the looks has not been maintained properly.

I'm looking for any kind of further advice or articles on cleaning cedar siding. Thanks.



07:17PM | 05/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
If they are so curled they need to be nailed down, It is possible that it will only get by for another couple years.

Power washing should never be done on cedar. It is too easy to remove too much wood fibre along with the washing. It is alkso likely to drive too much water into the wall and cause other problems. Then it will take three weeks of good weather to dry out enough to seal coat it.

I would let the material die a natural death and plan to replace. You can make that a negotiated reduction in the selling price. The contractor saying to replace it is right.

Thirty years experience with them here.



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